Chamber Chat - 9-20-13

Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

"Power of One"
How individuals can impact the success of an overall organization

Dr. Edward Hammond, President of Fort Hays State University
Eric Burks, President of NCK Tech College

Thursday, October 10th, 2013
NCK Tech Student Union Conference Room

Chamber Members $10
Non Members $12

Reservations are required and are due Friday, October 4th at 5:00pm
Cancellations are due by Wednesday, October 9th at 5:00pm in order to receive a refund.

To make reservations contact the Chamber office at 785-738-2717, email beloitchamber@nckcn.com or fill out the attached registration form and mail to the Chamber at
123 N Mill St, Beloit, KS 67420.

Becker Autos & Trailers Celebrates 5 Years in Beloit
Becker Autos & Trailers in Beloit is celebrating 5 years since their Beloit Becker Autos location opened up off Hwy 24. To kick off the celebration on Saturday, September 21st they would like to invite you to an open house from 11A-1P. Festivities will include food, great prizes and car seat safety checks by the Mitchell County Health Department. There will be a sale at all three (Downs, Beloit and Salina) locations running on cars and SUV's through the end of the month as well as continuing the sale on all in stock aluminum Hillsboro and Aluma trailers.
Help celebrate 5 years of successful business in Beloit with Becker Autos and Trailers. Check out inventory online at www.beckerautos.com. Call 785-534-1227 for details.

St. John's Social Justice (SJ) Day In Our Community

Need help with fall cleaning? Yard work? Hauling limbs or trash? On Wednesday, September 25, 2013, St. John's Catholic School students are holding their local SJ (Social Justice) Day in Our Community. Students will be available to any Beloit resident or business from 9:00am - 3:00pm for any work that needs completed. In addition to varied outside work, examples of requests include small painting jobs, washing windows, deep cleaning of house/garage, and cleaning cars. Please call Sheri Eilert (534-2488), Julie Gates (738-4263), or Theresa Hier (738-2942) to request students for any job. There is no charge for these services.

Community Food Drive

On Wednesday, September 25, St. John's Catholic Grade School will be picking up food for the Beloit food pantry. Simply leave the food you wish to donate on your front porch before 9:00 am and the students will pick it up and deliver it to the food pantry before 3:00 that afternoon.
Questions: Call St. John's Catholic High School at 738-2942.

S&S Drug is launching a new monthly Diabetes Education Program which will be free to the community beginning Wednesday, September 25. Our goals are to improve understanding about diabetes, promote lasting lifestyle changes, and support people as they work with their physicians to achieve and maintain their personal diabetes goals. If you are diabetic or help care for someone who is, please join us for breakfast at this fun and informative meeting!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Guaranty State Bank Community Room
Breakfast will be served

3rd Annual LEAP Event

Leadership Mitchell County Alumni, in connection with the City of Beloit, is hosting the 3rd Annual LEAP Event on Wednesday, September 25th at the Down Under Ballroom.  Last year's LEAP (Leadership Energy in Action Programs) event featured Marci Penner of the Kansas Sampler Foundation. The LEAP committee is changing things up this year and is bringing Angie Baur from Public Square Communities, Inc. to Beloit for an event titled "Table Talk: A Community Conversation." Through Public Square Communities, Angie specializes in engaging community leaders to foster thriving communities. Discussion will focus on using the assets of North Central Kansas to make each one of our communities a better place. Angie, who is also a professional life coach, will speak and facilitate discussion among those attending about how to improve life in North Central Kansas on a personal and community level. The LEAP committee is very excited about this year's event.  The event will begin with a social hour at 6:00 p.m. followed by a meal at 7:00 p.m., and will conclude with Angie's presentation. Tickets are only $10.00 this year and may be purchased at area banks, Frasier & Johnson Law Office, S&S Drug, and Gray Drug & Fountain.  To read more information about Angie and Public Square Communities, Inc., you can visit their website at www.publicsquarecommunities.com.

Join us for a Pizza Hut FUNdraiser! Supporting NCK Tech Foundation Scholarship Fund.

When: Monday, September 30th from 5pm-9pm
Where: Beloit Pizza Hut @ 3001 US Hwy 24
Good for dine-in or carryout (785)-738-5706
How: 20% of your purchase will benefit the NCK Tech Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Fouts Insurance Agency has Joined John Deere Insurance Company

Choosing the right coverage goes beyond choosing a policy. It starts with an agent who knows your operation, supported by industry-leading technology and a dedicated claims service team.

That's why we're proud to announce that Fouts Insurance Agency has joined John Deere Insurance Company. They have insurance experts ready to provide the personal service and experience you expect from John Deere.

Fouts Insurance Agency is also working with Carrico Implement, the local John Deere dealership, to help you maximize your precision farming equipment for government reporting, and to create a seamless claims experience.

Make an appointment or stop in to learn how Fouts Insurance Agency can meet you insurance needs.


John Deere Insurance Company of Johnston, Iowa, issues crop insurance products through its Managing General Agent and affiliate, John Deere Risk Protection, Inc.. John Deere Insurance Company, John Deere Risk Protection, Inc. and Fouts Insurance Agency are equal opportunity providers. Coverage is subject to availability, terms and conditions.

John Matthews Memorial Scholarship Raffle

John Matthews was employed with NCKTC from March 1, 2002 through February 27, 2012.  John was hired as the first full-time Telecommunications Instructor on March 1, 2002; he was also responsible for the phone system and worked a 225 day contract.  He held that position until he was moved into the administrative position of Director of Outreach July 1, 2008.  John passed away in 2013 and the Matthews family established a scholarship in his name. Eligible recipients are enrolled in the Telecommunications and Network Technology Program, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. 

The item being raffled:
Montefeltro Silver Shotgun:
(Suggested retail price $1,779)
12 Gauge Semi-automatic shotgun
Shots 2 3/4", 3"
Magazine Capacity: 4+1
Ultra-reliable, AA-grade walnut stock
Highly-figured, AA-grade walnut stock
1-piece, engraved nickel-plated alloy receiver
Lightweight, slim forend and lowprofile vent-rib promotes quick target acquisition

1 ticket for $10
6 tickets for $50

Tickets are available at the Administrative Office on NCK Tech Campus (Beloit or Hays)

Drawing will be held on Wednesday, November 6th at 4pm.

Have Any Exciting News to Share?

The Chamber wants to help spread the word about your business. "Noteworthy News" is your opportunity to do just that. It's a great way to inform other Chamber members about anything that's new within your organization. Fill us in on what's happening from staff changes to a new product or service. Send it to beloitchamber@nckcn.com by Thursday afternoons and I will include it in Chamber Chat!

Be a patient advocate by encouraging family and friends to donate blood. Take the first step by making an appointment to donate through the American Red Cross at the Beloit Community Blood Drive on Thursday, October 10th from 12pm to 6pm or on Friday, October 11th from 8:30am to 1:00pm at the North Central Kansas Wellness Center Gym, 3033 US Hwy 24 in Beloit

Blood donated today can make a difference in the lives of patients in this community and across the country. Increase your impact and invite others to donate with you. Every day, dedicated blood donors help countless patients receive the blood they need.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.

How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 21st - 9am-5pm - Solomon Valley Car Show - Downtown Beloit
Sunday, September 22nd - 2pm - Walk-Run-Ride 4 Life for Heart Choices - Chautauqua Park
Monday, September 23rd - 11am - Mitchell Co. Hospital Health Systems Auxiliary Luncheon & Meeting - Hospital Cafeteria
Tuesday, September 24th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, September 25th - 8:30am-9:30am - Diabetes Education Program - Guaranty State Bank Conference Room
Wednesday, September 25th - 9am - Social Justice Day - St. John's
Wednesday, September 25th - 9am - Community Food Drive - St. John's
Wednesday, September 25th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Wednesday, September 25th - 6pm - 3rd Annual LEAP Event - Down Under
Saturday, September 28th - 7am - Hot N' Spicy Color Run - Glen Elder
Saturday, September 28th - 8am - Below the Dam 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off-Glen Elder
Tuesday, October 1st - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, October 2nd - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, October 3rd - Noon - Mitchell County Tourism - Courthouse
Friday, October 4th - 8am - Beloit Business Committee - Plum Creek
Monday, October 7th - 7pm - Mitchell County Fair Board - Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, October 8th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Tuesday, October 8th - 7pm - Cassiopeia
Wednesday, October 9th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, October 10th - 11:30am-1pm - Chamber Luncheon - NCK Tech Student Union Conf Room
Thursday, October 10th - Noon-6pm - Blood Drive - NCK Wellness Gym
Friday, October 11th - 8:30am-1pm - Blood Drive - NCK Wellness Gym
Monday-Wednesday, October 14th - 16th - 3pm-5pm - Rotary Radio Days
Monday, October 14th - 7pm -Mitchell County Historical Society - Legion Annex
Tuesday, October 15th - Leadership Mitchell County - Arts, Tourism & Law Enforcement
Tuesday, October 15th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, October 16th - 9:30am - Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, October 16th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, October 17th - 5pm-7pm - Rotary Radio Days
Friday, October 18th - 12:30pm - SVED Board Meeting - NCRP
Tuesday, October 22nd - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, October 23rd - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, October 24th - 4pm - Chamber Board Retreat - Location TBA
Saturday, October 26th - Cassiopeia Holiday Craft Fair - Municipal Building

At any time, please feel free to stop by the Chamber office at 123 N Mill St. or call me at 738-2717.

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